National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Reviews

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Hollywood Reporter
December 2, 2014
In National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Chevy Chase's family Christmas tree is a little full with a lot of sap, much like this movie. But it's a big-hearted fullness and it's a smoothly stirred sap.
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 27, 2007
Solid family fare with plenty of yocks.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The new film does little more than reintroduce these familiar characters (with new actors playing the children, who would otherwise be college age by now) and let them get on one another's nerves in earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 13, 2001
One of the great unanswered questions in Hollywood is how Chevy Chase still gets work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Sequence after sequence seems to contain all the necessary material, to be well on the way toward a payoff, and then it somehow doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Christmas Vacation may not be a fancy package, but it is a diverting stocking stuffer.